The Morning Walkers group meets on the first Friday of the month for a walk of about three to five miles, usually starting at 10.30 am, and taking 1½ to 2 hours to complete. The goal is a sit-down lunch, at a Pub or Restaurant, and then drive home for a well-earned nap in the afternoon (for some of us). The walks tend to be within a 15 to 20 mile radius of Bideford, but sometimes we venture further afield. They can be circular or linear, mostly on footpaths, and might include the occasional stile and steepish slopes. Members of the group take it in turns to find and lead a walk and, most importantly, to research the watering hole at the end.
Third Friday walkers
Our walks are similar to the ones done by the Morning Walkers, between 3 and 5 miles long, with climbs, descents and stiles. In the winter we try and keep to country lanes and less muddy paths but in the better weather we venture on to the coast path or moors. We try to stay within a 30 miles radius of Bideford, and recently, have been using public transport or sharing lifts where possible. Some of our members take turns in leading the walks and we finish with a meal at a nearby pub.
If you have any queries please ring the number in the newsletter.
Torridge U3A ramblers
We walk on the second Friday of each month, starting at 10.30. Most walks are circular and we will use public transport when possible. Don't ask if it's going to be hilly or muddy, this is North Devon! Bring your own food and drink, and written permission to skip school from your parents. (nb: dogs are not allowed on these walks).